New Orleans’ legendary ambassador, Fats Domino, dies at age 89

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer When Fats Domino sat at the piano to perform, his vocal microphone was always at the side closest to the

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Grambling State shooting suspect turns himself in

The suspect in a shooting that killed a Grambling State University student and his friend after an altercation on the historically Black college’s campus turned

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La. hires controversial law firm to block fix for racist judicial elections
By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer UPDATE: Matthew Block, executive counsel for the office of Gov. John Bel Edwards, contacted Facing South after publication of this story with the following statement: “First, please ...
La. prepares to release hundreds of inmates
In a matter of days, the number of prison inmates being released from Louisiana jails could nearly double, thanks to reforms passed in the State Legislature earlier this year in ...
Morial Convention Center generates $2 billion in 2016
The 2017 economic impact report, prepared by the University of New Orleans Division of Business and Economic Research, showed that the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center hosted 128 events last ...
Malcolm Suber, of Take 'Em Down NOLA, Keith Plessy and Phoebe Ferguson, descendants of the Plessy v. Ferguson case, Dr. Michael White, of Xavier and the Original Liberty Jazz Band, civil rights activist A.P. Tureaud Jr., former Black Panther Malik Rahim and activist the Rev. Samson "Skip" Alexander at the Resistance and Redemption in Black New Orleans event at Xavier on Oct. 22, 2017.
Civil rights activists discuss the rich history of black resistance in N.O.
By Tyra Johnson Contributing Writer From participating in sit-ins with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., to removing Confederate statues and flags in the city last year, New Orleans civil rights activists took ...
Louisianians believe they are underpaid, survey says
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer A recent survey of U.S. workers found that Louisianians on average feel they deserve an extra $7,821 a year. Intelligent Video Solutions conducted the survey ...
La. faces unexpected shortfall in major source of funding for coastal protection
By Della Hasselle The Lens An unexpected shortfall in Louisiana’s share of offshore oil and gas royalties could force the state to delay or cancel coastal restoration projects scheduled to start as ...
Inspector General leaves office amid controversy, tumult
New Orleans Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux, the man whose job it was to root out corruption, inefficiency and wastefulness, ended his eight-year tenure last week amid a storm of controversy ...
New trial date set for Joe McKnight murder case
A Jan. 16 trial date has been set for Ronald Gasser, the man accused of shooting and killing former NFL player and local native Joe McKnight.

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